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Charlie Nicholas’ Premier League score predictions – 1st November

Charlie Nicholas has given his predictions for all of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures and it’s fair to say there are some eye-catching scores.

The former Celtic, Arsenal, Aberdeen and Scotland footballer currently works as a pundit for Sky Sports and most every weekend appears on the Soccer Saturday show to commentate on games and get involved with debates. See what he went with below and on the next few pages…

BOURNEMOUTH v MAN UTD

The score Charlie Nicholas has predicted for this game is: 2-2

He said on Sky Sports’ website: “Bournemouth have always been strong and plausible at home and they have players like Callum Wilson and Josh King who are always a handful. There is a lovely question mark at the front and the back with Manchester United. They have a bit more potency with Anthony Martial leading the line.

“It was a fabulous result for United at Norwich. Bournemouth can upset teams so you never know with them. Norwich are not Bournemouth, who are much more consistent at home. It is a dangerous game again and I do not see Man Utd winning this. The manager and the players cannot explain Man Utd. Bournemouth will play an attack-minded game and play some good football. Sit back and enjoy this one.”

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ARSENAL v WOLVES

The score Charlie Nicholas has predicted for this game is: 2-1

He said on Sky Sports’ website: “Will Granit Xhaka start, or will he leave the building before the final whistle? He is done in my opinion. The anger that has come out from the Arsenal fans has been there for a long time. They are not asking for Unai Emery’s head, but when is he going to get the balance of the team right? He cannot solve the major defensive issues, as that is the reality staring everyone in the face.

“I am a massive fan of playing Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe, with Dani Ceballos just behind, so they should see Wolves off. These players must start to take the tension off the defenders and produce. I think they will do, while Wolves are still unpredictable in what they want to do and where they are.

“Wolves should have won this game last year when they came to the Emirates. If Wolves have a go, they could win this game easily, like 2-0 or 3-0. The crowd are going to be on Arsenal’s case, but they will get over the line in this one.”

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ASTON VILLA v LIVERPOOL

The score Charlie Nicholas has predicted for this game is: 1-3

He said on Sky Sports’ website: “It is a cracking Saturday full of entertaining games. Liverpool have been getting over the line, which doesn’t win you titles quite yet, but it does later down the line. There is something quite weird abut Aston Villa – they are good going forward, but their weakness lies at the back.

“Liverpool have so many fantastic players, especially the front three. If one is off, it is no major disruption, but the midfield you can get at, hence why Jurgen Klopp changes it. When the full-backs are up and Liverpool play the high-press, they will win as nobody can get out. Villa do not like to be overly cautious or tactical – they want John McGinn and Jack Grealish on the ball, with the energy and drive to find the gaps that Liverpool will leave open.

“It could be Trezeguet who could hurt Liverpool, especially in these wide areas. Everybody has seen with Trent Alexander-Arnold that he is unbelievable going forward but can leave gaps at the back, so how do you expose it? It is the wide areas where Liverpool can win and lose games, and this area could be damaging for Villa, who will try and play. This will suit Liverpool and they will pick them off.”

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BRIGHTON v NORWICH

The score Charlie Nicholas has predicted for this game is: 2-1

He said on Sky Sports’ website: “It was another home win for Brighton against Everton, but were they lucky? No. What kind of coach is Graham Potter in comparison to Chris Hughton? Hughton was cautious and organised. Potter is more in line with adapting and seeing how a certain situation is unfolding. I like the way they attack with an edge, and Brighton have seen off Everton and Tottenham in successive home games.

“Norwich have never recovered since their win over Man City. They drew 0-0 with Bournemouth, which we were all bewildered at, but Daniel Farke has confused himself with what kind of style they want to play with. It will be another defeat for them in this one.”

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MAN CITY v SOUTHAMPTON

The score Charlie Nicholas has predicted for this game is: 5-0

He said on Sky Sports’ website: “What a wonder result for Southampton, only losing 3-1 through the week to – dare I say – ease the pain. Should Ralph Hasenhuttl be under pressure? No and don’t think he is. It is one of the weekends where Southampton will wonder what to do. They will want to get over the line without being too embarrassed.

“Will Pep Guardiola rest some players? There is an international break coming up so I don’t think he will. The title could go down to goal difference so they will want to rattle in as many goals as possible. If Southampton want to counter-attack and sit in then so be it, City will welcome it. It is another hammering incoming.”

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Take a look at more of his predictions on the next page.

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